Accession Number:

ADA463611

Title:

Supporting Organizational Change in Command and Control: Approaches and Metrics

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

APTIMA INC WOBURN MA

Report Date:

2005-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

Network-centered Command and Control C2 has great potential to increase military effectiveness, in some measure due to enhanced information sharing and dissemination techniques. However, for these technologies to be maximally effective, C2 organizations need to have the flexibility to tailor their organizational structures in response to changing mission In the experiment reported here, a model-based approach to supporting organizational adaptation was assessed. The purpose of this experiment was to explore ways in which obstacles to adaptation could be overcome. Teams of Naval Officers participated in three simulations of a joint forces mission on the Distributed Dynamic Decision-making DDD simulator Serfaty Kleinman, 1985 Kleinman Serfaty, 1989. The match between organizational structure and mission task requirements was manipulated within-participants, resulting in differences in coordination requirements. Between the second and third simulated missions, participant teams were given the opportunity to select an organizational structure from a list of model-based, predefined organizational designs, to better accommodate the changing mission requirements. To support organizational change, model-based prospective information was provided to the teams. This support led to the adoption of better matched congruent organizations in each of the participant teams. Several measurement techniques were designed to evaluate both the degree of adaptation and its effect on mission performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Computer Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE